FMBR Editorial: Nov, 2002
William C. Gough
Most persons accept the concept that there are random and chance events occurring in the universe. If we flip a coin a very large number of times, we expect to observe an approximately equal number of heads and tails. This is an indication of physical randomness. If instead we obtain a significant excess of heads over tails, we seek a cause for the variation from randomness. However, randomness remains a very controversial and not understood subject in mathematics. In physics the quantum vacuum, the bottom of space/time, was originally considered to be random, but now it is recognized to have structure. Many scientific experiments and studies are based upon the assumption that true randomness exists. What would be the implications to science and our lives if true randomness does not exist in the physical? What if our thoughts and emotions affected "random" events?
Scientific experiments have shown that we are precognitively sensitive to randomly chosen emotional pictures. Scientific experiments have also shown retroactive intentional influence, meaning that a real influence can be exerted on what is "past." The past, present, and future thus appear intertwined. This does not contradict the fundamental equations of physics. In these equations the backward and forward direction in time are not distinguishable! Only when we consider our physical three dimensional space does time have an arrow. Assume their exists an aspect of Nature without time. The past, present, and future would be one. Both metaphysical and scientific models support this assumption. We will name this unchanging aspect of Nature "the Absolute." Time then becomes the mechanism by which Nature creates change and differences in the physical.
We suggest that randomness serves as the bridge between the timelessness of the Absolute and our physical world of a directional time. As a physical system becomes random, the presence of patterns and structures within it increasingly decrease. Thus, in Nature randomness becomes the most fertile soil from which a new form, or information can arise. In effect, the presence of randomness facilitates input from the Absolute. By means of our intention we can exploit this power of "randomness." Over the centuries systems have been developed to facilitate obtaining guidance from the intelligence of the Absolute based upon the application of "randomness". These tools include the I Ching, Tarot, and Runes. They are all based upon a human intention, the asking of a question, and a "random" selection process. New machine techniques include a computerized radionics device using a random event generator with the ability to access many data bases. The computer system is guided by conscious intent and teases the answers out of the randomness by asking each question 10,000 times.
Whether we are aware of it or not, our intentions powered by emotions are affecting "randomness" within the universe. Scientific research with both humans and animals indicate a "field" effect in which pattern is introduced into "randomness." For example an experiment has shown that the motion of a randomly controlled robot is affected by the intentions of baby chicks who have been imprinted to consider the robot their mother. Also, when highly emotional events take place, such as the 9/11 terrorist attacks, statistically significant changes have occurred in random number generators located around the world.
Randomness has been used to facilitate communication across the "veil" to receive voices from the dead. Researchers introduced a background randomness through the use of "white noise" in their experiments with electronic voice phenomenon. This background randomness was considered "critically important." Such background randomness was used in the digital biology experiments of Dr. Jacques Benveniste involving the "transmission" of homeopathic information over the Internet. However, replication of Dr. Benveniste's work by Dr. John Ives in the United States has lead to the conclusion that the experiments are operator dependent. A non-local effect, i.e., independent of space/time, due to the intention of the operator appears to create the desired information at the receiving end of the transmitted random noise signal.
Maybe everything arises out of the "randomness" and nothing happens by chance. Could chaos be Nature's way for producing the randomness required for change; whether it be at the molecular level, the individual level, the family level, or the societal level. Would appropriate intentions/prayers today lead to events in the past that facilitate desirable changes in the future?
William C. Gough,
FMBR Board Chairman, Nov. 2002